TX Sees Record 10K+ Cases, Morgue Trucks Ordered

The Austin Statesman reports:

Texas health officials on Tuesday reported a record-breaking number of new lab-confirmed coronavirus cases in a single day with 10,745 cases. The previous record for the most number of newly confirmed cases in the state had been set Saturday with 10,351 cases.

The reported number of new cases had dropped significantly from 8,196 on Sunday to 5,655 on Monday. Health officials said the current estimate for active cases is at 129,338. The total estimated number of recoveries is at 142,398, according to officials.

Newsweek reports:

Counties in Texas and Arizona have both ordered refrigerated trucks to operate as makeshift morgues amid rising death rates connected to each state’s spikes of new COVID-19 infections.

In Texas, the counties of Austin, Cameron, Hidalgo, Nueces and Travis have all ordered refrigerated trucks.

But while Cameron reportedly purchased a 53-foot refrigerated trailer in anticipation of a coming death-surge, the morgue in Nueces is already at full capacity, according to the Texas Tribune.